Zotero is a reference management tool that helps you collect, organize, cite and share your references. You can use Zotero to create citations in Word, OpenOffice and LibreOffice, and it can easily be used with LaTeX.
Zotero is free and can be downloaded by anyone. There is an online version and a desktop program. Zotero was designed to be used with Firefox, but also supports other browsers.
Zotero makes it easy to collect references and provides you with an icon in the address bar. This imports a reference of the paper, web page, encyclopedia article, etc. you are reading to your library. You can also find books in the library catalogue and import the reference.
When your references have been added to your library, you can sort them into different collections. You can also add notes or keywords to a reference. In addition to this, you can make groups for sharing references with others.
You can use your references in several ways. The function cite gives you a citation in the style of your choice. It is also easy to use Zotero when you write in Word/OpenOffice or use LaTeX/BibLaTeX.
Share and cooperate
The cloud-based solution also makes it simple to share your references with others. This is done by creating a group and administering its members. This way you can easily access the same references and co-write papers.